What is Saline Tattoo Removal?
Saline Tattoo Removal is a form of tattoo lightening that is done by tattooing a saline solution strategically into the skin. This saline solution will aid in creating a scab that will pull the pigment to the surface, thus lightening the tattoo. This differs from Laser removal in the way that it lifts the pigment as opposed to breaking it apart and dispersing through the blood stream. Saline removal works well on all color molecules, whereas laser has trouble targeting certain molecules.
The scab created by Saline Removal will be on the skin for anywhere from 7-14 days. Aftercare is crucial to provide desired results and to maintain the integrity of the skin. 3-6 sessions are done on average (depending on how light the tattoo needs to be- are you lightening for a cover up or trying to fully remove?).
Saline Removal is best for small tattoos or permanent eyebrows as it can only be done in small sections at a time. Laser Tattoo Removal is is the preferred method for larger pieces.